Diabetes: Grades 6-8

After reading a series of articles that provide background information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, class members design a meal plan and an activity plan for a weeklong summer camp for 5- to 8-year olds with diabetes. A second activity has teens and tweens researching the role of the pancreas. They then create a storyboard that depicts how the pancreas works.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer class members the option of completing the two activities working in groups or individually
  • Divide the class into four groups, assign each group a different article to review, and report what they have learned to the whole class
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups need access to computers with internet
  • Copies of several worksheets are required
Pros
  • Includes a comprehension quiz and answer key
Cons
  • None